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Two students discuss college dorm and housing fit


What’s the best college dorm for your college priorities and campus preferences? Knowing that all our halls provide the following, we’ll help you weigh your housing fit options below:

You'll be asked on your application which residence halls you prefer.

So what options are most important to you?

But first, what do all our halls provide?

  • Smoke-free facilities
  • Each residence hall is secure 24/7. Residents will swipe their Zip Card to get into the building
  • Air conditioning (early May through early October)
  • Internet service (both hardwired and wireless)
  • Laundry facilities, at no extra charge
  • Vending machines
  • Within a 15-minute walk of anywhere on campus

What's most important to you?

Most of my classes are in the center of campus (Kolbe Hall, Crouse Hall, Olin Hall, Leigh Hall, College of Arts and Sciences, Zook Hall, Ayer Hall, Guzzetta Hall, etc.)

Most of my classes are in the south area of campus (Folk Hall, Mary Gladwin Hall, Auburn Science and Engineering, Schrank Hall)

Most of my classes are east of the campus center (The JAR, Rec Center, Stile Field House, InfoCision Stadium, Ocasek Natatorium)

See a campus map. Tip: At the top, choose Categories > Residence Halls.

In Room/Suite Bath (don’t forget you have to clean these bathrooms yourself)

Corridor Bath (our Building Services staff cleans these bathrooms daily)

Each year the location of our Specialized Communities is subject to change. Get the most up to date information regarding Specialized Communities.

To provide options and flexibility we have a number of price points to meet student’s needs.

See housing rates

UA residence halls & life

For many, an important part of college life is living on campus in a residence hall. Finding the right housing fit provides once-in-a-lifetime opportunities for friendships and activities. At UA, only a portion of the student body lives on campus, giving our resident students a taste of a small-college atmosphere.

We want your room to be a place where you feel at home, so each one is planned and furnished with that in mind. We have coed residence halls; double rooms and suites and high rises. There are even on-campus apartments. Although we can't guarantee students get their first choice in room locations, we certainly try our best to find the best housing fit available.

Freshmen outside of Summit, Portage, Stark, Medina and Wayne counties are required to live in the University residence halls their first year.


Students enjoying campus housing at the University of Akron

Residence Life and Housing

Ritchie Hall
Akron, OH 44325-1401

Phone: 330-972-7800
Fax: 330-972-5662

Email: reslife@uakron.edu